Iva Mae Gibson, daughter of the late Jentry James and Maudie Alice Weekly Chapman, was born in Farmington on Sept. 21, 1918, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on July 21, 2009, at the age of 90.
Mrs. Gibson had lived most of her life in the Dexter area but had spent several years in Washington and moved back to Dexter in 1985. She had worked in an apple packing house in Washington and had worked at the Hat Factory in Dexter. She was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter.
On July 31, 1935, she was married to Floyd "Dolph" Gibson in Dexter. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2006.
Surviving are one son, Cloyd E. Gibson of Bernie; two daughters, Iva Jean Tippen and Margaret Ann McKinny, both of Wenatchee, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive.
She was preceded in death by one son, Floyd D. Gibson; four brothers, Alonza, Charley, Harley and Lee Ray Chapman; and one sister, Velma Leona Chapman.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2009, after 10 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Vyron Yount of Chaffee officiating.
Interment will be in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.